Safe for Democracy: the United States and World War I, 1916-1920

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Safe for Democracy: The United States and World War I, 1916-1920 Chapter Study Outline
I.An era of intervention
A.Theodore Roosevelt and Roosevelt Corollary
a.U.S.-backed separation of Panama from Colombia b.U.S. acquisition of Panama Canal Zone
c.Construction of Panama Canal
d.Roosevelt Corollary [to the Monroe Doctrine]
2.Dominican Republic
B.William Howard Taft and Dollar Diplomacy
3.Dominican Republic
C.Woodrow Wilson and "moral imperialism"
2.Dominican Republic
a.Mexican Revolution under leadership of Francisco Madero b.Assassination of Madero and outbreak of Civil War c.Wilson dispatch of troops, skirmishes with Pancho Villa II.America and the Great War

A.Outbreak of European war
1.Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
2.Allied Powers (Britain, France, Russia, Japan) versus Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire) 3.Protracted, bloody stalemate
B.Implications of European war
1.Undermining of faith in human progress and reason
2.Indication of power of nationalism in modern world C.American response: Neutrality and preparedness
1.Mixed sentiments
a.Sympathy for Allied Powers
i.British roots
ii.Association of Britain with democracy, Germany with tyranny b.Opposition to Allied Powers, and/or U.S. involvement i.German, Irish, Russian (anti-czarist) roots ii.Antiwar feminists, pacifists, social reformers 2.The road to war

a.Initial declaration of neutrality
b.British and German blockades
c.American business ties to Britain
d.Sinking of Lusitania
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